Pedestrian Accidents

Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Injured as a Pedestrian?

Each year, thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed by motorists. The majority of victims in pedestrian accidents are children and elderly individuals. While there are many causes of pedestrian accidents, driver negligence is among the most common. Drivers are obligated to be aware of any nearby pedestrians and are required to give them the right of way. When drivers make errors or fail to see pedestrians, the potential for accidents and injuries increases dramatically.

Common driver errors contributing to pedestrian accidents include:

  • Disregarding crosswalks
  • Disregarding traffic controls and signals
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Passing a school bus
  • Unsafe speeds and reckless driving

There are also numerous incidents of pedestrian accidents that occur when children dart into roadways and streets. Motorists should always be aware of their surroundings and should exercise proper caution when they are in neighborhoods where children are present, including parks, schools, and other areas in which road traffic signs regarding children are posted. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, our experienced attorneys from Shook & Stone can help determine the negligence involved and can assist you in filing a personal injury claim.

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The High Accident Risk for Pedestrians

Similar to bicyclists, pedestrians have virtually no protection and are extremely vulnerable to injuries from automobiles. In any case, especially with young children and senior citizens, the potential for injuries is extremely high and can result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Even low-speed collisions can result in serious, life-altering injuries. Therefore, drivers must always exercise safe driving habits and must always be aware of pedestrians and bystanders.

Nevada Injury Attorney for Pedestrian Accident Victims

At Shook & Stone, we want to ensure that victims injured in pedestrian accidents receive the proper compensation to cover the medical treatment that their injuries require. In the event that these injuries resulted in the inability to work, damages can also be awarded for lost wages and future earnings. By allowing a Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyer to evaluate your case and handle all of the necessary legal procedures, you can better focus on recovering from your injuries while knowing that our firm is hard at work on your behalf. With more than 85 years of combined experience and millions recovered for our clients, Shook & Stone has the legal skills, knowledge, and client-focused approach to get you the compensation you deserve.

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